2018 Costume Year in Review

Well, I set myself a very short list for 2018 and I accomplished none of it. I’m not sure I’m so much in a slump anymore as much as just not having time. Working full-time and having a baby is time-consuming (I mean, I don’t even have naps to use for sewing since I’m at work). If I made it … Continue Reading →


Summer Shoot at the Portrait Gallery, part 5 – Outtakes by In the Long Run Designs

So, as I posted recently, we did a summer shoot at the Portrait Gallery in August. These are a few misc photos shot my Mike from In the Long Run Designs. They are sort of fun because they show some of the behind-the-scenes! Yeah, I’m on my phone. In my defense my husband and baby were at the Natural History … Continue Reading →


Summer Shoot at the Portrait Gallery, part 4 – Mike & Gloria

So, as I posted recently, we did a summer shoot at the Portrait Gallery in August. Last but certainly not least, are the photos taken by Mike from In the Long Run Designs. (https://inthelongrun.wordpress.com/) I’ll also repost some of what I had said about my costume! You can skip this section if you saw my other posts. :-) The short … Continue Reading →


Summer Shoot at the Portrait Gallery, part 3 – Dan

So, as I posted recently, we did a summer shoot at the Portrait Gallery in August. These are the photos taken by Dan Arango Photography. I’ll also repost some of what I had said about my costume! You can skip this section if you saw my other posts. :-) The short version: I decided to wear my Titanic Jump dress. … Continue Reading →


Summer Shoot at the Portrait Gallery, part 2 – Justin

So, as I posted recently, we did a summer shoot at the Portrait Gallery in August. These are the photos taken by Justin Schneider of Rich and Strange Photography. I’ll also repost some of what I had said about my costume! The short version: I decided to wear my Titanic Jump dress. I recently had to do repairs on this … Continue Reading →


Summer Shoot at the Portrait Gallery, part 1

This past August, Gloria & Mike of In the Long Run Designs, organized a costumed photoshoot at the Portrait Gallery in DC. (https://inthelongrun.wordpress.com/) I wasn’t entirely sure what to wear partially because I’m not actively sewing much now and we’d been super busy. I wanted to do something historical because of the venue – and then I started thinking about … Continue Reading →


Georgian Picnic

Gloria and I tried to host a Georgian picnic at the start of June – “tried to” because the weather did not cooperate with us. We had planned to have it on the grounds of Montpelier Mansion in Laurel – and ended up having to move it indoors because of the forecast. This led to a mini-panic since we’d anticipated … Continue Reading →


Victoria Day Party

Caroline held a Victoria Day party in May at her lovely Capitol Hill house. I was a bit late to it and as always I haven’t had sewing time and my Victorian wardrobe is not as deep as my 18th century one is. But I threw on my plaid 1840s and a tiara. I didn’t have time for fancy hair … Continue Reading →


Fort Fred 2018

We actually made it to Fort Fred this year and it was neither too hot (last year) nor too cold. Nor was I pregnant! So I wore a costume – an older one, that I hadn’t worn in ages – and I don’t think my stays were quite tight enough so I had gapping issues, but, well, I got dressed … Continue Reading →


Star Wars Costumes at AwesomeCon

They had a nice display of Star Wars costumes from The Last Jedi at AwesomeCon. Here you go! I took a ton of Rey, trying to catch seams and such. Also: We took this one for Jen! Luke:


AwesomeCon 2018

AwesomeCon was in late March this year. I decided to just do one day, and meet Gloria for Outlander costuming, and check out the Artist Alley since I had a couple of friends with tables there. We decided not to bring Elena since it was the tail end of flu season, which wasn’t great this year. The most surreal part … Continue Reading →


Francaise Dinner 2018

Ah yes. Francaise Dinner 2018. Also coincident with #babyplague2018. This year, the Franchise dinner was hosted by Jessica, and was back at Gadsbys Tavern in Alexandria. I had talked my friend Get into coming down and staying with us, seeing the baby, and coming to the dinner. We started off the weekend with a nice dinner out – unfortunately late … Continue Reading →